wisteria_ posted the great news. For my friends across the pond who are unspoiled, you may wish to skip her LJ entry. The film is entitled Italian Heat but will most likely change. The general scoop is it's set in Italy in 1943. James' character and his wife hide two deserters (from what army I do not know) in the basement of their home. In a very unhappy marriage, each becomes romantically involved with one of the soldiers. Yep, he's gay. ;) The movie also stars Derek Jacobi and Sean Bean. I'm sure Sean plays one of the soldiers. Derek seems a bit old to be playing one, perhaps he has another part in the film.
Great news for James. This should definitely show his range. And I was worried about typecasting, silly me.